Experiential

Business Situation Series

From conducting effective meetings and planning projects to resolving customer complaints, these various exercises will sharpen business knowledge, and practices while strengthening teamwork skills – for double the impact on performance. These business exercises can provide “how to” knowledge to teams / individuals that want to improve their knowledge of project planning, customer service or leading effective meetings.

ColourBlind

ColourBlind is a team-based exercise in communication and problem solving that demonstrates effectively the enormous and fascinating variety of strategies that individuals use to make sense of their worlds. This group exercise replicates the periodic confusion and loss of vision experienced in our workplaces when dealing with complex problems. It explores how perceptions form “mental models“, how to create shared meaning between individuals / groups, and how organizational strategies are developed to account for a wide range of individual thinking and learning styles.

Leadership

A variety of exercises designed to emphasize key learning around the following critical leadership processes and behaviors: Establishing and communicating a vision, engaging others, alignment of resources, interpersonal relationships, change / transition, working across boundaries, building commitment, transformation efforts, reflection and dealing with complex challenges.

Organizational Challenge Series

These dynamic team exercises focus on knowledge and skills in complex areas such as change management, constructive negotiations, critical thinking, ethical decision making, and strategic planning. Although the topics addressed by the simulations are appropriate for a wide variety of audiences, they are particularly relevant to those who are in — or who aspire to move into — higher-level positions. In addition to teaching techniques and processes for dealing with complex situations, it can be used to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively in teams. And since teams (rather than individuals) handle most of the more demanding and complex problems faced by organizations, the circumstances presented by these simulations are highly relevant and realistic.

Paper Scrapers®

Paper Scrapers® is a fun, structured, small team experience that allows for the exploration of individual and team approaches to project development, design and implementation. From the simulation, participants learn the value of creativity, planning, implementation and selling a project.

Survival Situation Series

From the Sonoran Desert to the Subarctic, these situations requires team members to work together effectively to deal with the unknown. The Survival exercises can be used as an icebreaker, to establish healthy norms within a new work group, or with new / established teams. The exercises will introduce participants to effective collaboration, problem solving and the value of team synergy.

Team Building

A variety of exercises designed to emphasize key learning around the following critical team processes and behaviors: Establishment of norms, building trust, collaboration, communication, execution, influence, managing change, managing conflict, negotiations, planning, problem-solving, and leveraging diverse perspectives.

Visual Explorer™

Visual Explorer™ is a tool for facilitating creative conversations using visual images. It helps create meaningful dialogue around complex challenges or difficult issues. The benefits are in exploring a topic from a variety of perspectives, creating new perspectives and building a shared understanding about a specific challenge. It utilizes hundreds of color images that invite examination and act as a resource for groups seeking to explore complex topics.